How are you viewing the exported PDF? In Reader? Acrobat? Something else?
For reliability, it should be Reader or Acrobat, and if it is one of those, try this:
Edit > Preferences > Page Display > (un-tick) Enhance Thin Lines (it is enabled by default; turn it off)
Enable overprint preview, after it ID shows as you want or as you see in PDF?
if no - correct you source file.
Open the Illustrator file with Acrobat and look if it shows as intended or more like the Indesign PDF export. I found, that Acrobat has difficulties with fine details in drawings but looking at them at a certain magnification shows, that all the detail is correct. I suppose, its a kind of display/speed optimization.
- How do you import the drawing? File > Place… as it should be done?
- What file type do you use? AI or PDF as it would be ok?
- What program do you use to open the PDF? Only Adobe Acrobat can accurate show any PDF.
- Why do you print to PDF? From InDesign any PDF should be created via File > Export…
Thanks so much! That solves my problem perfectly
What exactly was the "that" that solved your problems?
There were many suggestions and questions posted…
I'm just curious.
Ah. Then it was the "Enhance Thin Lines" thingy in the preferences of Adobe Reader.
Yes, Laubender! Sorry, I had I had quoted his response.
Thanks so much to everybody